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Larry O' Connor Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in April 2013, in honor of Larry O'Connor by his family and friends. This scholarship was created to assist 180 Re-entry Assistant Program students that are in a trades program.

Larry O'Connor

Larry O'Connor was raised in Greeley, Nebraska and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1949.

Following graduation, O'Connor worked on the family farm. In May 1953, he joined the U.S. Army. He was an anti-aircraft gunner at the Thule Airbase in Greenland and was a proud member of the Knights of the Blue Nose. Following his discharge from the U.S. Army in April 1955, O'Connor returned to the family farm, where he spent the rest of his life.

O'Connor was a member of the Greeley American Legion Post No. 186. He was proud to fly the American flag daily. Along with Don Zahm, he was instrumental in creating the Avenue Flags at the Greeley Cemeteries.

O'Connor enjoyed farming and mowing his yard. He was a talented woodworker and re-finisher. For 40 years, Larry and his wife Rosemary operated O’Connor Upholstery.

This scholarship may be used for tuition.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Financial need is required
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Must be a full- or part-time 180 Re-entry Assistance Program student going into trades programs.

Scholarships are usually offered during the spring and fall quarters. Scholarship availability varies depending on donor giving.